Basic rctl process.max-file-descriptor (value 256) exceeded by process XXX (Doc ID 1019119.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

Problem with rctl on "early started daemons"

Now, they are getting many annoying and misleading messages in /var/adm/messages from daemons like inetd and other "early started processes" instead of seeing only their applications, as expected.
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Nov 28 12:51:44 lab233 genunix: basic rctl process.max-file-descriptor (value 256) exceeded by process 583
Nov 28 12:51:47 lab233 genunix: basic rctl process.max-file-descriptor (value 256) exceeded by process 589
Nov 28 12:51:51 lab233 last message repeated 6 times
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# ptree 583
207 /usr/lib/inet/inetd start
583 /usr/sbin/in.telnetd
589 -sh
597 bash

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Messages are generated from i.e. /usr/sbin/in.telnetd (forked by inetd) by open/read/close of filedescriptor 256

Cause

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